The San Francisco Chronicle reports The front end of a massive migrating butterfly swarm reached Northern California late last week, and the so-called painted ladies are flying through some unexpected places, including San Francisco’s Presidio National Park. Read full story at ‘It blindsided me’: Surprise as massive butterfly swarm reaches Northern California – SFGate
The Southland is experiencing a rare sighting this week: About 1 billion butterflies swarming the skies during their migration from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest.
In the meadows of Europe, colonies of industrious team-workers are being manipulated by a master slacker. The layabout in question is the Alcon blue butterfly (Maculinea alcon) a large and beautiful summer visitor. Its victims are two species of red ants, Myrmica rubra and Myrmica ruginodis. The Alcon blue is a ‘brood parasite’ – the […]
Pasadena Star News reports why are there so many butterflies in Southern California right now? Swarms of butterflies are invading inland sections of Southern California as a result of an unusually heavy migration of a common species making its way from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest to breed, experts say. About 1 billion butterflies, known as […]
The Monarch butterfly, scientifically known as Danaus Plexippus, is likely the most well-known butterfly in North America. The Monarch butterfly habitats from southern Canada, throughout the United States and to northern Mexico. These butterflies are known for having the most extensive insect migration in North America and can travel up to 4,000 km (2,500 m) […]
Xerces Society reports The good news is that the Center appears to have a reprieve: The government funding bill approved by congress includes a ban on building the wall through several sites in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, including the National Butterfly Center However the border wall can still have a major impact on wildlife […]
Originally posted on Hugh Paxton’s Blog: ? Hugh Paxton’s Blog first visited Costa Rica in the early 1980s. It made a tremendous impression. My response was perfectly natural! Endowed with extraordinary ecological wealth – covering only 0.03 percent of our planet’s land surface, less than West Virginia, this small, mountainous Central American country is…